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Excerpt from Egal Feldman (Wisconsin State University), The Journal of American History, Sept. 1971
"The title of this interesting and readable work understates its contribution. Agricultural history has been enhanced because of it. The literature of immigration, Americanization and acculturation has gained an important book. The history of American town life, as distinct from city life, has been augmented. But its distinctive value is to the growing body of American Jewish history...
Brandes writes of many of the participants as if he knew them. Indeed, his documentation indicates an abundance of personal interviews. He sketches their lives with empathy, warmth, and affection not frequently found in similar academic accounts. From the point of view of style and scholarship, this book can be classed with those of such pillars of American Jewish history as Oscar Handlin and Moses Rischin."
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